Since the discharge of Assbadin’s Creed Origins on PC, some customers have been complaining that the sport’s CPU utilization has been immense, generally pushing 90-100%. That’s not regular, and it’s led to accusations that the sport’s new DRM is the wrongdoer.
Voksi, a member of the Revolt group of sport crackers, instructed TorrentFreak earlier this week that he believes the slowdown is because of Ubisoft utilizing two types of DRM on the sport: Denuvo, which has been having some issues of late, with VMProtect layered excessive.
“Basically, Ubisoft have implemented VMProtect on top of Denuvo, tanking the game’s performance by 30-40%, demanding that people have a more expensive CPU to play the game properly, only because of the DRM. It’s anti-consumer and a disgusting move”, he says.
“It seems that Ubisoft decided that Denuvo is not enough to stop pirates in the crucial first days [after release] anymore, so they have implemented an iteration of VMProtect over it”, Voksi provides. “This is great if you are looking to save your game from those pirates, because this layer of VMProtect will make Denuvo a lot more harder to trace and keygen than without it. But if you are a legit customer, well, it’s not that great for you since this combo could tank your performance by a lot, especially if you are using a low-mid range CPU. That’s why we are seeing 100% CPU usage on 4 core CPUs right now for example.”
Those are robust allegations that Ubisoft denies, issuing a press release that reads:
We’re confirming that the anti-tamper options carried out within the Windows PC model of Assbadin’s Creed Origins don’t have any perceptible impact on sport efficiency.
In order to recreate a dwelling, systemic and majestic open world of Ancient Egypt, the place gamers can witness all of its beautiful particulars, its stunning landscapes & unimaginable cities, in a totally seamless manner with no loading screens, Assbadin’s Creed Origins makes use of the total extent of the minimal and really useful PC system necessities right here: whereas making certain a gentle 30 FPS efficiency.
“No perceptible effect” is in fact a really unfastened time period, one which’s open to interpretation.
For what it’s price, right here’s the efficiency I’m getting within the sport…
…whereas my CPU utilization appears to be like like this:
A 1.1GB patch for the sport was launched earlier right now, although it doesn’t make any particular point out of this concern, nor has it made any distinction to my very own CPU utilization.